Wendy Parker

She’s baaaack — Precious lives!

"I'm pretty sure it's against the law or at least a bad sin to love anything that wasn't birthed as much as I love this truck. I really didn't think I could be more attached to it, until we didn't see her for weeks."

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The art of complaining

"In a perfect trucking world, everyone who runs a company or business having anything to do with trucking would start out as a trucker ..." -- Wendy on the fact that that's just not possible ...

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Notes on being human

If you happen to be in Dallas today or tomorrow, do yourself a favor and stop at the show. Recharging your humanity battery while looking at pretty trucks will do a world of good for your soul. I know it has for mine.

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Dollar store dresses

"Attacking the symptoms of a disease only makes the patient comfortable until they die. Attacking the rot that causes the disease is what saves them."

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Dallas, here we come

Wendy looks forward to the Great American Trucking Show this week: "To say we're excited about the show this year is an understatement. It's been a rough year ..."

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Limiting the possibilities of life in general

“The speed limiters are coming! The speed limiters are coming!” Wendy's reasons why this is a bad idea.

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Color and Chrome Show participants enjoy lucky No. 7

The Color and Chrome Fantasy Truck Show, held in Nebraska near the end of July each year, is "all about the working truck and the truck drivers,” says organizer Tinker Raasch.

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The best rookie story of all time

Trainer Bob, trainee Pete and one expensive ham sandwich ...

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Confessions of a two-timing writer

Wendy asks for forgiveness for fiction: "I'll make it up by continuing to report the real-life road weird, and promise to never intertwine the two -- unless, of course, I'm telling one of my filthy lies."

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Things I know because of trucking

"Sometimes, road lessons are hard." What Wendy now knows about yogurt, Doritos, Burger King, anything edible called a 'tornado' and more ...

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